Apartments planned on undeveloped lot near Lakeway Fred Meyer in Bellingham

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDOctober 26, 2013 

BELLINGHAM - New apartments are proposed for the property south of the Lakeway Fred Meyer, and the public can learn about the project at a meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 30. It starts at 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 710 Samish Way.

Project proponents AVT Consulting on behalf of Langstan Management will introduce phase 1 of the development: 175 apartments in four buildings, in the southwest corner of a property that is bordered by Fred Meyer to the north, Interstate 5 to the west, Lincoln Street to the east and Maple Street to the south.

Future phases are drawn up for more residences and retail stores.

Homeless people have been living at campsites on the property, which is now a wooded lot, city officials say. The developer is working with the Bellingham Police Department to ensure the safety of people working at the site, city Planning Director Jeff Thomas said.

For more information on the public meeting, call Ali Taysi at 360-527-9445.

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